REVIEW – Double Fine Happy Action Theater (XBLA)

Effortless Fun Double Fine Happy Action Theater isn’t so much a game as it is more of a glorified tech demo but it will undoubtedly bring out a childlike entertainment quality that is rarely found in games today. Anyone of any age can immediately hop into Happy Action Theater.  With no menus, no log-ins, no …

BLOG – GBA Single-Pak Multiplayer Game List

Way back in 2004, I spent a ton of time compiling a list of GBA games that utilized multiplayer gaming via only one game cartridge.  Why did I do this?  Well, I am always willing to try unknown games and a multi-boot function was a cheap and rare way I could get friends to play …

BLOG – Gamestop’s GBA Clearance Sale

For a while now, Gamestop has been discounting their dwindling stock of used GBA games.  You can’t blame them since the DS Lite is the only DS that is backward compatible with GBA games and the vast majority of DS sales are coming from the 3DS.  Even the DSi and DSiXL do not support GBA …

REVIEW – Xotic

Confusing, Frustrating, and Not Fun Xotic is an unorganized mess of a FPS puzzle game that is marred with lame gunplay, confusing level design, insulting game mechanics wrapped in a perplexing plotline. From what I can make of the poorly presented storyline, Xotic takes a note from Halo‘s parasitic Flood; the ultimate goal is to …

REVIEW – Quarrel

Risky Words Image playing Risk but swap out the artillery dice rolling combat with Scrabble.  It is an interesting mechanic that makes for an unexpected but highly entertaining $5 download. Two to four players compete for dominance of an island and the only way to conquer your opponent is by using anagram skills.  Like Risk, …

REVIEW – Scarygirl (XBLA)

Boo or Boo-urns? With a Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas aesthetic and 2.5D sidescrolling gameplay, Scarygirl is unique but ultimately comes up short on overall presentation and gameplay. Every other girl that has a tentacle for an arm and a hook for a hand would probably go through life scarred and unhappy.  But Scarygirl welcomes …

REVIEW – Doom (XBLA – Bethesda Published)

Bringing Hell Back Doom, the grandfather of First Person Shooters, has been ported to just about every major system since it initially launched on PC back in the early 90’s.  Shortly after Microsoft launched the Arcade service on Xbox 360, the original Doom was published by Activision.  Modernly known for releasing other popular warfare FPS’s, …

BLOG – Where Have All the XBLA Games Gone? – PART 2, Doom Returns!

A while back, I wrote about missing XBLA games.  While I neglected to mention another Midway Games game, Paperboy, I left out the original Doom as I thought that was more common knowledge.  But thanks to the fine people at Bethesda, gamers can now play through the original trip through hell via the Xbox 360. …

BLOG – Cheapest Game Evar!

I am no stranger on finding cheap games. Sales, reward clubs, daily deals, clearance bins, coupons, specials… I make it my point to constantly scout for cheap games. Some might call this being cheap. But like Locke, I prefer the term “treasure hunter.” Now I have found cheap games before (see previous blog entries). However, …

REVIEW – Diablo III: Book of Cain

A Physical Tome of a Fan Favorite   It is difficult to not mention Diablo when referencing the Action RPG genre, Blizzard games, co-op gameplay, or even Battle.net.  Fans always have Diablo on the tips of their tongues as it is often revered as a game franchise of superior quality.  This is actually quite an …